Regional Arts Development Central West NSW


Welcome to our list of arts and cultural events happening in the NSW Central West gathered from artists, event producers, great local venues and groups across the region.
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Exhibition Pagoda

Thu 29 April - Sun 20 June

GANG GANG GALLERY, LITHGOW. Anne Graham - Installation. Boyd Mcmillan - Artist Ink/Watercolour. To be included in exhibition, a selection of Photographs focusing on iconic regional imagery.

Boyd McMillan Exhibition

Thu 29 April - Sun 20 June

GANG GANG GALLERY, LITHGOW. Boyd's work starts from the immediacy of drawing and develops in the application of media and techniques available in the studio to convey the experience of change in landscape and explore resonance through metaphor.

Pat Ford – Pride of Orange

Sat 1 May - Thu 28 October

ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM, ORANGE. Celebrating the career of a remarkable Orange sportsman, this exhibiton features rarely seen photographs, film footage and sporting memorabilia.

The Twitchers Group Exhibition

Sat 8 May - Tue 15 June

ROSBY GALLERY, EURUNDEREE. The Twitchers brings together works by three regional artists, bird watchers and members of the extended Rosby family. While depicting birds through hanging and sculptural works is the common theme, each artist filters their own connection to the native and local species that flitter through their environments. 

Wayout: Prison on the Landscape – Elizabeth Day

Sat 8 May - Sun 20 June

KANDOS. Elizabeth Day uses the idea and image of the 'prison on the landscape' to examine the prison as an ongoing and difficult intersection of British and indigenous law. Three interrelated works exploring this theme will be shown at WAYOUT.

Out of This World: Australia in the Space Age

Sat 15 May - Sun 18 July

ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM, ORANGE. Welcome to the dawn of the space age. From the 1950s through to the 1970s, Australia was gripped with excitement as humanity made its first forays beyond Earth’s atmosphere. From cutting edge scientific research to architecture, design, television and more, Out of this world explores Australia’s role in the space race.

Sewn In

Fri 4 June - Mon 14 June

GRENFELL ART GALLERY, GRENFELL. The Grenfell Stitching Group have been meeting for over five years on the 3rd Monday of the month in the Grenfell Hub. Members are from within 100kms of Grenfell and are dedicated patch workers and quilters who come together to share their knowledge and work on a variety of creative stitching projects including quilts, clothing, home décor, bags and almost anything that can be made with fabric and thread

Angela Malone: Winter Paintings

Sat 5 June - Sun 25 July

BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY, BATHURST. Over the last ten years, Orange-based artist and poet Angela Malone has been drawn to a friend’s orchard to paint. Her recent paintings are an attempt to coalesce the landscape’s fleeting external reality with her own emotional and inner world by working vigorously and quickly, often abstracting elements of the landscape through the process of reduction

Chester Nealie: Etched in Fire

Sat 5 June - Fri 25 June

BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY, BATHURST. Over six decades, the charismatic New Zealand-born, Gulgong-based master potter Chester Nealie has amassed a wealth of scientific and technical knowledge of the clay and glazes he uses in his pursuit of aesthetics through the making of his woodfired ceramics.

Orange Art Society – Katy H. Sharah Exhibition

Sun 6 June - Sat 3 July

ORANGE. June Feature Artist - Katy H. Sharah

Youth Textures of One

Thu 10 June - Sun 27 June

PLATFORM ARTS HUB, BLAYNEY. Youth art exhibition Textures of One - Motif is Steam

Interpretation of Attitude

Fri 11 June - Sun 27 June

PLATYPUS GALLERY, FORBES. In her first solo exhibition since moving to the region last year, artist Samantha Coronel has drawn inspiration from what posture can reveal about a person

The Colour Within the Holtermann Collection

Sat 12 June - Sun 11 July

GULGONG. Colourised photographic exhibition by Christopher Dingle

Jaffray Kasper Macpherson

Mon 14 June - Thu 24 June

PEISLEY ST GALLERY, ORANGE. A trio of artists.

Sally Coppard Retrospective

Sat 19 June - Fri 30 July

BATHURST. Sally's take on surrealism focused on aquatic life - real and imagined - is unique. Her use of colour is vibrant and harmonious. 


Sun 20 June - Sun 1 August

COWRA REGIONAL ART GALLERY, COWRA. ARTEXPRESS 2021 features a selection of outstanding student artworks developed for the art-making component of the HSC examination in Visual Arts in 2020 – a challenging year – and provides insight into students’ creativity and the issues important to them

Melanie Vugich – Familiarity

Wed 23 June - Sat 3 July

CORNER STORE GALLERY, ORANGE. Melanie has been part of several group shows over the past few years and has a loyal following of collectors who appreciate her bold use of colour and original take on the still life genre. ‘Familiarity’ is her first solo show since returning to Australia

Firefly Forest & Glow

Mon 28 June - Sun 4 July

BMEC, BATHURST. Firefly Forest is an immersive magical lighting installation created by Patch Theatre’s Artistic Director, Geoff Cobham, and his longtime collaborator Chris Petridis. Glow is an interactive installation that allows playful exploration of light and shadow. Glow will spark your imagination and give you an immersive ‘hands on’ experience you will never forget.


Sat 24 July - Sun 3 October

ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM, ORANGE. Go behind the scenes of the groundbreaking sci-fi series. Explore First Nations storytelling, language and creativity in production design, costumes and props. This exhibition invites you to listen-first and immerse yourself in a powerful and contemporary expression of origin stories.

Myall Creek and Beyond

Sat 31 July - Sun 19 September

BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY, BATHURST. On the afternoon of Sunday 10 June 1838, a group of eleven convicts and ex-convict stockmen led by a squatter, brutally slaughtered a group of twenty-eight Aboriginal men, women and children who were camped peacefully at the station of Myall Creek in the New England region. 180 years after these events a group of Indigenous contemporary artists created works which explore the issues and complexities of this significant historic event and its aftermath locally and nationally

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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West. These events are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Many events listed here have been originally shared by the organisers on social media. Whilst all care is taken – and accuracy is our priority – we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. Contact the event organisers listed for more details or to book tickets. If you have submitted an event and want to make changes just email us at